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  • Posted in thread: I went bananas on my first batch - literally... on 10-19-2008 at 11:23 PM
    Unfortunately, I didn't judge the temps of my closet very well and the first few days of my
    fermentation were too high. After a few weeks in bottles, I tasted what should have been an
    Irish Stout and ...

  • Posted in thread: Breweries in Chicago on 10-08-2008 at 03:38 AM
    I'm heading up to Chicago this weekend to chat with some professors about grad school. I figure
    there have got to be plenty of great microbreweries, so I wanted to get any suggestions I could
    from you...

  • Posted in thread: How legal is underage homebrew? on 09-26-2008 at 02:13 AM
    Louisiana was the last state to go from 18 to 21, so now all 50 require one to be 21 in order
    to purchase and/or drink beer. You certainly can't stop someone who's underage from buying
    homebrew suppli...

  • Posted in thread: 2 Year Old Grains - still good? on 09-24-2008 at 08:31 PM
    I'm doubting these grains are even usable, but...I'm starting to help our local LHBS owner get
    a brewing community up and running and while I was in the store, he said, "Yeah, those bags of
    grain have...

  • Posted in thread: Teaching a Class on Brewing on 09-24-2008 at 07:41 PM
    I think you've got the right idea, Texlaw. I was showing my girlfriend how to brew a couple of
    weekends ago and as I went through, step-by-step, I explained stuff. Then, during "dead" times
    (the hour ...

  • Posted in thread: Teaching a Class on Brewing on 09-24-2008 at 08:12 AM
    Thanks - I do appreciate all the advice. I've already got an outline of the lesson, but you
    guys have confirmed what I thought was important. I really hope this helps to build a brewing
    community - I ...

  • Posted in thread: Teaching a Class on Brewing on 09-24-2008 at 12:40 AM
    So - our local LHBS sucks. It's primarily a bartending school/bar supplies shop and the guy is
    just nice enough to stock brewing supplies, though readily admits that he knows next to nothing
    about bee...

  • Posted in thread: Keeping Primary Cool during Fermentation on 09-24-2008 at 12:36 AM
    The Beer Gods are undoubtedly looking down on me and saying, "Oh Ye of little faith..." I took
    a sample, absolutely beyond sure that I had ruined this beer. "Top O' the Banana Irish Stout"
    was going t...

  • Posted in thread: Removing unwanted esters? on 09-19-2008 at 07:30 AM
    The reason I asked is because there was an extremely banana-y smell coming from the airlock and
    I had had a day or two of hot fermentation. I was sure that this batch was going to be
    Esteriffic. I had...

  • Posted in thread: Removing unwanted esters? on 09-19-2008 at 05:35 AM
    Sure, controlling them is ideal. My question is - what happens when your fermentation
    temperatures spike and your closet smells like bananas? What then?

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